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Field of Dreams Luncheon

On Oct. 30, about 160 attendees from Philadelphia's legal, medical, education, business, philanthropic, and social-welfare communities came together for the 2015 Field of Dreams Luncheon.

John Jackson (left) with Field Center founding benefactors Marie and Joe Field. For the Inquirer/MAGGIE HENRY CORCORAN
John Jackson (left) with Field Center founding benefactors Marie and Joe Field. For the Inquirer/MAGGIE HENRY CORCORANRead more

On Oct. 30, about 160 attendees from Philadelphia's legal, medical, education, business, philanthropic, and social-welfare communities came together for the 2015 Field of Dreams Luncheon.

Held at the College of Physicians, the event honored advocates for children who are abused and neglected.

Receiving Allan Lerner Child Advocacy Awards were Howard Davidson, leader and founder of the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; Catherine Carr, former executive director of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia; and Andrew Swinney, former president of the Philadelphia Foundation.

The event brought in $38,000 to be used to support the work of the University of Pennsylvania's Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice and Research, which uses innovative approaches to improve the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect and of those in foster care.